March 29


What True Love Means to a Woman in Her 30s

By Odyssa

March 29, 2022

Here's the latest piece I wrote for Medium even though I said a few months ago that I was leaving the platform. I realized this website means more to me than a writing platform. I will probably keep using it until I find a better reason not to.

Enjoy reading.


"I was a teenager when I first heard that true love waits.

Coming from a religious background, growing up in a Filipino home, it meant no sex before marriage and staying patient before The One comes along.

“True love waits no matter how long it takes, as long as it’s your heart’s desire. It will come at the right time.”

That’s what they said. My 20s came around. It passed me by but didn’t stay around. The 30s began. It seemed rather unavailable, often hard to find.

I’m one of those women whose true love came when they’re older, what aged people say as the prime age. I am now in my mid-thirties.

I recently made new friends through biking and most of them are in their twenties. 

Are they wondering why I’m not at home with a husband and a child? The dream of getting married and having kids at 25 has gone past me and I never ran after it when it did.

Here’s what I learned about true love from the time that I learned what love means and what it’s not."

Read the full article here.


About the author

Odyssa is a writer from the Philippines. She is the author of Like A New Sun Rising: A Collection of Poems on Love. When not working or writing at home, she's out walking their dogs. She enjoys traveling, practices yoga, gets lost in books and Korean drama. To her, making time for a daily practice or ritual is the best gift to one's self.

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